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Mueller’s unwilling to enter the political fray over his findings

Discussion in 'Latest Political News and Current Events' started by Marcus Aurelius, May 17, 2019.

  1. Marcus Aurelius

    Marcus Aurelius Governor Supporting Member

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    https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/dem...ueller-doj-special-counsels/story?id=63112801

    House Democrats have waited for weeks to hear from special counsel Robert Mueller since the release of his report – and they’re going to have to keep waiting.

    Initially, the committee had hoped to hear from Mueller this past Wednesday, May 15, but that tentative hearing date came and went without an agreement.

    The special counsel's office did not immediately respond to a request for comment on the discussions with the House Judiciary Committee.

    Ongoing discussions between Democrats, the special counsel’s office and the Justice Department are centered on the timing, nature and scope of Mueller’s testimony, according to people familiar with the discussions.

    The White House’s recent assertion of executive privilege over the entire report and underlying materials also looms over negotiations, and could impact Mueller’s potential testimony.

    While Attorney General Bill Barr has said he has no objections to Mueller testifying -- most recently in an interview with the Wall Street Journal this week – Democrats have accused the Justice Department of slow-walking the discussions.

    One complicating factor in the negotiations, according to people familiar with the talks, is Mueller’s unwillingness to enter the political fray over his findings.

    President Donald Trump’s initial objection to Mueller testifying stalled discussions at first, as the special counsel sought clarification on the White House’s position on his appearance. But Trump has since said that he would let Barr decide whether Mueller would appear.

    Democrats could eventually seek to compel Mueller’s testimony with a subpoena, but are hoping to avoid doing to bring the special counsel to Capitol Hill voluntarily.

    The special counsel found no evidence of coordination between Trump and his campaign and the Kremlin to influence the 2016 presidential election. While his report examined a number of episodes of potential obstruction of justice, Mueller did not make a determination on whether Trump obstructed justice.

    Some Democrats have said Mueller’s testimony is essential to help clarify elements of his report – both for the country, and for lawmakers contemplating potential impeachment proceedings over his conclusions.

    “He needs to be pressed on the issue of obstruction,” Rep. Brian Higgins, D-N.Y., told ABC News. “Mueller didn’t do us any good and I think a lot more pressure should be brought to bear on him for being I think deliberately opaque.”

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  2. The Thinker

    The Thinker Over The Top Abuser

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    Liberals are being stupid. Mueller testifying would be a big net loss for them.
     
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  3. Marcus Aurelius

    Marcus Aurelius Governor Supporting Member

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    They are still convinced Mueller will say something like 'Yeah, well, Trump made me write there was no collusion and that I could not prove obstruction, even though there was tons of evidence.'

    Dumbasses, the lot of them.
     
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  4. kaz

    kaz Small l libertarian

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    True, but they're in a rabid, self delusional stupor. They cannot rationally deal with that there was no collusion. They aren't capable.

    It's funny, it used to be the Democrat politicians were the puppet master and Democrat voters were the sheep. Now the Democrat politicians drank their own kool-aid
     
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  5. Drumcollie

    Drumcollie Ending Racism with or without Hillary

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    The only people to gain from testifying are Republicans.
     
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  6. Max R.

    Max R. On the road Supporting Member

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    Can anyone blame Mueller for not wanting to step into the political shitfest going on in DC? I can’t. He saw what happened to Comey for trying to do his job; now both sides hate him. Why would any sane person want to get in the middle between two insane groups of political nutjobs?
     
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  7. Boca

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    Agreed....as a prosecutor he dealt with facts and evidence and came to the conclusion there was no collusion.

    That House Democrats refuse to accept it can mean only one thing... they want him in the hot seat to grill him. Why do it? Why appear when you know it's nothing but a political stunt to begin with?
     
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  8. Constitutional Sheepdog

    Constitutional Sheepdog ][][][%er!!!!!!!

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    Whatever happened to Comey was self-inflicted
    Dems wanted him fired until he was fired.
     
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  9. Dawg

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    Dem/libs-Comey cost her the election
    Dems/libs--Comey is honest
     
  10. worldlymrb

    worldlymrb Environmental Fascism

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    Didn’t Nazi Nadler brag that he was going to subpoena Mueller on May 15th?
     
  11. Boca

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    Yep, and they wanted Mueller protected, by nothing less than a law, from being fired, and now they want to work him over. It's a circus!
     
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  12. Marcus Aurelius

    Marcus Aurelius Governor Supporting Member

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    When you dont give libturds what they want, this is the result.
     
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